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Christchurch Travel Guide

Christchurch Airports

Christchurch International Airport (CHC)


The airport is situated eight miles (12km) from Christchurch.


Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in


Transfer Terminals: 

The two terminals (domestic and international) are joined to one another and within walking distance of one another.

Transfer City: 

The Airport Flyer offers a public bus service to and from the city centre. It costs NZ$7 and is a 30 minute journey. There is also a door to door shuttle bus that travels to all areas within Christchurch and costs NZ$15-20. Taxis go to the city centre for NZ$30.

Car Rental: 

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Maui rentals and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis: 

Taxis are available from outside the domestic terminal or to the left of customs in the international terminal. It takes 20 minutes to get to the city centre and taxis charge between NZ$30 and NZ$40 for the trip.

Airport Facilities: 

There are shops, bars and restaurants, banks, ATMs and bureaux de change at the airport. Other facilities include left luggage (NZ$5 to 8/day), mobile and sim rental, showers, a business centre, a post office, and a hotel reservations desk. Disabled facilities are good, those with special needs should inform their travel agent or airline in advance.

Car Parking: 

There is covered and uncovered parking available at varying rates. Short-term parking is NZ$5 per hour up to NZ$25 per day, and long-term parking has similar charges with a weekly maximum of NZ75

Airport Hotels: 

There are a couple of hotels located within walking distance of the terminal buildings.

Departure Tax: 

Airport tax is NZ$25, except for children 12 years of a
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